An Air National Guard C-130J Hercules aircraft equipped with the Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System drops a line of fire retardant on the Thomas Fire in the hills above the city of Santa Barbara, Calif., Dec. 13, 2017. The 146th Airlift Wing has been supporting CAL FIRE’s efforts to battle the Thomas Fire raging in Southern California, and members of the New York Air Guard recently deployed to support the efforts. ANG photo by SSgt. Nieko Carzis.
A Hercules aircraft releases fire retardant over the trees in the mountains above Palm Springs, Calif., July The Airlift Wing, a California Air National Guard unit, was activated to assist the community with wildfires.
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A Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System, or "MAFFS"-equipped C-130 departs the Black Forest fire June 12 after dropping a line of fire retardant in northern El Paso County, Colo. An Army CH-47 Chinook helicopter can be seen scooping up water in an effort to aide firefighting efforts. Manned by Airmen of the 302nd Airlift Wing, both the C-130 aircraft and members were activated to support wildland firefighting efforts through a request from the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise…
The 19th Operations Group (19 OG) is the operational flying component of the United States.Equipped with the Lockheed C-130 Hercules, the group provides part of Air Mobility Command's Global Reach capability. Tasking requirements range from supplying humanitarian airlift relief to victims of disasters, to airdropping supplies and troops into the heart of contingency operations in hostile areas.
A 302nd Airlift Wing Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System-equipped C-130H departs Peterson Air Force Base early Aug. 3, 2016 enroute Boise Tanker Base, Idaho. MAFFS was activated to assist with U.S. Forest Service fire fighting efforts in the Western states. (U.S. Air Force photo/Daniel Butterfield)
4/10/2014 - STRATTON AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, N.Y. -- Nearly 40 Airmen and two Air Force LC-130 Hercules ski-equipped aircraft from the 109th Airlift Wing will be demonstrating their vast capabilities on the Arctic ice as they join the Canadian Forces April 11 to participate in Canada's annual Operation Nunalivut Exercise.